Indonesia Sees Steep Rise in Students Taking Cambridge Qualifications
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Indonesia Sees Steep Rise in Students Taking Cambridge Qualifications PR Newswire CAMBRIDGE, England, June 20, 2012 CAMBRIDGE, England, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of students entered for Cambridge qualifications in schools across Indonesia has risen significantly over the past year.

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Indonesia Sees Steep Rise in Students Taking
Cambridge Qualifications
PR Newswire
CAMBRIDGE, England, June 20, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, England
,
June 20, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
The number of students entered for
Cambridge
qualifications in schools across
Indonesia
has risen significantly over the past year. Schools in
Indonesia
made
over 23,000 examination entries for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge
International A Level, seeing a rise of 30% since 2011.
There are now over 140 Cambridge schools in
Indonesia
. More than 9000
schools in 160 countries make up the
Cambridge
learning community
worldwide.
Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International A Level subjects which are the
most popular among Indonesian students are Mathematics, Biology and
Physics.
Ben Schmidt, Director for
Asia Pacific
, University of Cambridge
International Examinations
said, "Our programmes and qualifications have
a proven reputation for providing students in
Indonesia
and around the world
with an excellent preparation for university, employment and life. We support
schools to develop students who are confident, responsible, reflective,
innovative and engaged. This approach fosters an active learner who has a
love of learning, is self-directing and engaged at all levels with their education.
The increasing numbers of students taking our qualifications in
Indonesia
show
that schools are aware of the value of this approach and the importance of an
international education in today's global economy."
Mr. James Nicholas Bird, Principal of Taman Rama School,
Bali
said "The
rapid growth of
Cambridge
international schools in
Indonesia
is testament to
Indonesian parents' belief in the Cambridge IGCSE examination which has
established itself as the credible internationally-recognised qualification. Our
students' results are improving each year. Those who complete Cambridge
International A Level go on to find successful placements at overseas
universities in
Australia
,
Singapore
,
Europe
and America."
Cambridge IGCSE is the world's most popular international qualification for 14-
16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide
as evidence of academic ability and is taught by over 2600 schools worldwide.
Cambridge International A Level, typically for learners aged 16 to 19, is
regarded as a passport to success in education, university and employment and
is taken in over 125 countries. It is taken by thousands of learners every year
who gain places at leading universities worldwide. It develops a deep
understanding of subjects, as well as independent learning and constructive
thinking skills - abilities which universities value highly.
Notes to editors
University of Cambridge International Examinations is the world's largest provider of
international education programmes and qualifications for 5−19 year olds. Our
qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education
providers and employers across the world.
We are part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a not-for-profit organisation
and a department of the University of Cambridge. We share in their mission of
providing excellence in education.
Our programmes and qualifications develop successful learners and support
the economic performance of countries where we work at national level.
For more information about University of Cambridge International Examinations visit
http://www.cie.org.uk
Fastest growing Cambridge IGCSE subjects in
Indonesia
in 2012:
English, Mathematics and Biology
Fastest growing Cambridge A Level subjects in
Indonesia
in 2012:
Biology, Mathematics and Physics